Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres will showcase some of the province’s emerging talent at a free screening of the short films Backshift, Sunfish, Red Velvet Girls, and D’une rive à l’autre. The films will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Theatre in Halifax. Backshift, produced by Jeff Coll, and Sunfish, produced by Chris Pauley and Steve Richard, were made locally through the CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award Program. The Bridge Award is presented to emerging producers to produce a program for broadcast in the Atlantic Region. Red Velvet Girls produced by filmmaker Sean Doyle and D’une rive à l’autre produced by Marc Almon, were created through the Canadian Film Centre (CFC). The CFC offers training programs for emerging filmmakers to develop their talent. These screening nights are held four times a year and allow local audiences to view homegrown film productions, and local filmmakers to promote their work. The deadline to apply for the 2010 CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award is Feb. 5 and applications are available at www.filmnovascotia.com . For further information on the Canadian Film Centre’s 2010 programs, go to www.cfccreates.com .